Province to provide an update on response to COVID-19

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Alberta is doubling the number of people who can gather at an outdoor event from 100 to 200, officials announced Tuesday.

The increase applies to attendees at community outdoor events such as festivals, fireworks displays, rodeos and sporting events, and outdoor performances. Seated events still require appropriate space between families and cohorts.

Alberta's chief medical officer of health will provide another COVID-19 update on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

It says that during a watch, the province is "monitoring the risk and discussing with local governments and other community leaders the possible need for additional health measures".

Alberta reported 39 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday but no new deaths.

Hospitalization remains low with 41 Albertans now in hospitals with nine in intensive care.

On June 21, at least five Edmonton restaurants made the decision to temporarily close due to COVID-19 cases, including Greta Bar, The Pint and Earls Tin Palace.

More than 7,400 Albertans have recovered from the disease and 41 remain in hospital, nine of those in ICU, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said. Within the Peace Country, there remains one case in the City of Grande Prairie, one in Big Lakes County, one in the MD of Smoky River, and one in Clear Hills County.

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